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Brink Named Chair of Radiology

James A. Brink, MD, joins the Brigham as chair of the Department of Radiology on Sept. 13. In addition to serving as chair of the department at the Brigham, Brink will also assume the role of chief of Enterprise Radiology at Mass General Brigham.

July 28, 2021
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New Brigham Spine Center Simplifies, Enhances Access to Spinal Care

The Brigham and Women’s Spine Center seeks to enhance spine care through improved multidisciplinary collaboration, expanded and more timely access to care, and a more seamless experience for patients and referring providers.

July 21, 2021
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Brigham Experts Explore the Links Between Prisons, Jails and Public Health

The panel’s wide-ranging discussion explored how incarceration affects the health of individuals and communities, contributing factors such as systemic racism and classism, and the continued stigma and inequities that current and former inmates face.

July 15, 2021
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Dancing in the Storm: Radiation Oncology Care Team Helps Young Patient Find Comfort in Music

Shadiamond Perez's enthusiasm for life is so infectious that her Brigham care team in the Department of Radiation Oncology was inspired to organize several impromptu musical performances for her and her family to comfort them during Shadiamond’s treatment sessions.

July 14, 2021
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Doctor by Day, Writer by Night: Brigham Physician Shares Her Experiences Writing for TV Medical Drama

Daniela Lamas, MD, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Brigham, has always enjoyed the heart-pounding experience of watching medical dramas on TV. Lamas has been passionate about medicine all her life, whether practicing it herself or enjoying its depiction in fiction.

July 13, 2021
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Brigham Panel Discusses Transgender and Gender-Diverse Inclusivity in Research

Ensuring that research is inclusive and respectful of transgender and gender-diverse identities often begins with asking the right questions for the right reasons.

July 12, 2021
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In Memoriam: Paula Smith, Braunwald Tower 15

Brigham and Women’s Hospital mourns the loss of Paula Smith, a unit coordinator on Braunwald Tower 15, who died April 25 of brain cancer. She was 32.

July 12, 2021
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In Memoriam: Larissa Lee, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital mourns the loss of Larissa Lee, MD, a pioneer in the treatment of gynecologic cancers and director of the Gynecologic Radiation Oncology Service at the Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who died June 23 of advanced gastrointestinal cancer. She was 44.

July 7, 2021
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Pat’s Place at 15 Francis St. to Close July 31, Leaving a 46-Year Legacy of Hearty Food and Friendships

Having cemented itself as a beloved part of the Brigham community for more than four decades, the Pat’s Place café will close its doors for good on July 31, although its catering business will continue.

June 28, 2021
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Right on the Money: Grateful Patient and Financial Expert Suze Orman Shares Her Expertise with Brigham Staff

Two days after learning she had a rare, non-cancerous tumor on her spinal cord last summer, renowned personal finance expert Suze Orman underwent a 10-hour surgery with a 20-person surgical team at the Brigham to remove it.

June 23, 2021
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Introducing the Brigham’s New Brand and Logo: Five Things to Know

On June 17, Brigham and Women’s Hospital unveiled a new brand and logo, representing a vision for enhanced collaboration with colleagues throughout the Mass General Brigham system for the benefit of patients and their loved ones.

June 24, 2021
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Exceptional Teamwork Fuels Successful Completion of Long-Term Bed Plan

As the Brigham’s COVID-19 census began to subside earlier this year, a multidisciplinary team started implementing a long-term inpatient bed plan to unravel temporary changes and return patients and staff to their original locations or newly designated home units.

June 23, 2021
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For Alumni of the Student Success Jobs Program, Home Is Where the Brigham Is

Growing up, Jennifer Rodriguez, RN, often felt as if she were her family’s liaison to the health care system. Now a nurse at the Brigham, Rodriguez has channeled her childhood aptitude for caring for those in need into a fulfilling career.

June 22, 2021
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Virtual Forum for All Staff Highlights System Integration, COVID-19 Updates and DE&I Strategy

Collaborating more closely across the Mass General Brigham (MGB) system presents an opportunity to significantly enhance the patient experience, explained Sunil Eappen, MD, MBA, the Brigham’s interim president and chief medical officer, during a virtual forum for all staff on June 17.

June 22, 2021